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WEDNESDAY 18 March 2020
Dear Parents


We are in the midst of a very difficult time where we all have to pull together and support each other. We are now on an extended holiday until 14 April. We will not be sending work out or making extra work available on the Intranet during this time. Staff are working to ensure that sufficient accessible work is available online should we not open on the 14th. Staff are also being orientated on an online teaching programme in the event that the school remains closed. Parents and boys (who have school email addresses) will receive all the relevant links and setup information when necessary. Please note that this work will only apply from Tuesday, 14 April.

In the light of the President’s announcement on Sunday night and our consultation, we have had to make the following decisions:

- All holiday sports clinics, holiday clubs offered by the school, teachers or outside coaches are cancelled.
- The Skeeles’ 7s on 17 and 18 April for all age groups is cancelled.
- The Dulwich Exchange trip in late April is postponed.
- Grade 7 tour is postponed.

We will continue to plan for other events, tours and tournaments while remaining cognisant of the fact that they might have to be cancelled or postponed. Online face-to-face music lessons are also being set up and music pupils will start in the 2nd term.

Our adjusted calendar will be finalised but it might well have to be completely re-adjusted in the new term if dates and arrangements change. Essentially all plans from 14 April could be changed so we will all need to be flexible.

I know that most holiday trips to overseas are cancelled and the holidays are longer, so we will need to be creative in occupying our children. We also need to practise social distancing and follow the hygiene advice that has been publicized. Please see this link regarding social distancing provided by Professor Claudia Gray.


Although we are ending on a very rushed note and in uncertain times, I do want to thank you all for your support during what has been a busy and exciting term. We enjoyed a wonderful carnival together and we will soon hear more about the proceeds.

I want to thank three teachers who came in to substitute for the term at relatively short notice – Lynne Adelbert, Sue Burgess and Anne McDonald – all former staff members, so we were very fortunate to have had their experience and wisdom for the term. Thank you to them.

Next term we welcome back Murray Anderson who is making a good recovery after a successful back operation.


Laura Cook will join us in the position of Educational Psychologist at the start of next term. She has extensive experience in counselling and learning support in schools in Gauteng.

In Steve Mendes’/Lynne Adelbert’s place we have employed Caroline Duck. She has taught Drama, Art and English, largely in the UK. She has been involved in advertising and has lectured in drama/screen acting. We look forward to welcoming them.


Industry Reports for Grades 4-7 have been released to myBishopsLife. Should you experience difficulty logging in, please email

I hope you are able to have a restful break and stay safe and healthy.

May you have a Blessed Easter.

Kind regards

Tuesday 14 April 2020

Term 2 begins

Boys to please wear No 1s

This is a normal school day followed by extra-murals. The extra-mural schedule is available on MyBishopsLife.

Squash Next Term

Squash is offered to all boys in Grades 4-7. They practise once a week Monday to Thursday 14h30pm - 15h45pm at our College courts. The top 16 players overall qualify to play league matches on Fridays from 13h30pm - 15h00pm. These fixtures are on the calendar. The better players trying to get into the 4 league teams practise either on a Tuesday or Wednesday and the social players practise on a Monday or a Thursday. There will also be ‘promotion/relegation’ between the practice days. All players need to play with protective goggles and non-marking squash shoes.
Academic Scholarship Examinations

For information on this year’s Academic Scholarship Examinations please click HERE. Please note, the exam is pitched at scholars generally achieving a minimum 80% aggregate.

To complete the entry form please click HERE.

Please follow up by emailing or dropping off the following at the College Reception:
• proof of payment of the R350 exam fee (banking details on Entrance Exam page)
• a brief summary of any extra-mural or sporting activities/achievements if relevant
• a copy of your son’s December 2019 school report (if not already submitted for the Entrance Exam).

Bishops Blue Pages




Click HERE to access the latest Bishops Blue Pages.

Easter Egg Collection
A big thank you to everyone who donated Easter eggs. We had planned to take groups of boys to deliver the eggs early next term but with the sudden closure of schools, the bulk of the eggs were delivered to Athwood Primary and St Paul’s Primary on Monday morning. The remainder will be delivered to hospitals and homes nearby during the course of the week.
Grade 3 Outing
The Grade 3s had great fun and learnt a lot on their outing to the Planetarium last week. More pictures are available on our Facebook page.
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